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Bulldog Sports for the Week of April 3, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Wins in discus mark Moffat County track’s time in Grand Junction: Craig Sports Briefs for April 3, 2017

Moffat County High School track and field competed Saturday in the Mickey Dunn Invitational Saturday hosted by Grand Junction High School at Stocker Stadium. With more than 20 schools attending, Bulldog girls placed 10th overall and boys 11th. MCHS won both discus events as Keenan Hildebrandt and Morgan Nelson each hit new personal bests with throws of 154 feet, four inches and 102 feet, eight inches, respectively. Nelson also reached a new peak in the shot put at 30’ 2” to place fourth, while Hildebrandt was fifth at 44’ 6”.

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Moffat County soccer hit hard by weekend loss to Delta

It was a rough way to end the week, but Moffat County High School girls soccer players just need a little R and R to get back into the swing of things. MCHS lost 10-0 Saturday hosting Delta, the Bulldogs’ third game in five days.

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Moffat County golfers take 5th at Battlement Mesa: Craig Sports Briefs for April 1, 2017

Moffat County High School girls golf placed fifth during a Monday tournament hosted by Grand Valley High School at Battlement Mesa Golf Club.

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Moffat County rodeo looks to take spring season by the horns

Members of the Moffat County High School rodeo team have a spring in their step as they head into the greater competition that comes with the second half of the season. Plentiful points during the fall have sustained the rodeo group, which includes both high school and middle school athletes as coached by Sheila Brennise.

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Moffat County baseball battles in losses to Eagle Valley

A bedeviling opponent made short work of Moffat County High School baseball teams. The MCHS varsity squad had to call their Thursday game after five innings with Eagle Valley earning the 16-0 win.

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Moffat County soccer stays stalwart in home debut vs. Rangely

Nayeli Perez gains first Bulldog hat trick of season in 4-3 loss

The closest game yet for Moffat County High School girls soccer was none other than their first time home sweet home. Thursday saw MCHS girls take a 4-3 defeat to Rangely in the Bulldogs’ home opener.

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Moffat County Proud recognized for media excellence: Craig Sports Briefs for March 31, 2017

The members of Moffat County Proud have one more reason to be proud. Lance Scranton will be recognized for his work with Moffat County Proud and Go Big Blue with the Outstanding Media award from Colorado Athletic Director Association. Scranton, a Moffat County High School teacher and coach, works with Kip Hafey and Shane Hadley on Moffat County Proud, a series of online videos and other media promoting MCHS and Craig Middle School sports and activities, as well as other community events in Craig and Moffat County.

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From bold Bulldog to eager Eagle: Moffat County’s Eddie Smercina signs with Chadron State football

It’s a nickname that’s already taken by another sportsman, but friends and family may be sorely tempted to start calling him Eddie the Eagle. Moffat County High School’s Eddie Smercina signed Wednesday to play football for Chadron State College this fall.

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Moffat County swimmers rely on relay skills: Craig Sports Briefs for March 29, 2017

Moffat County High School placed fourth during the Southwest Boys High School Relay Meet in Montrose. The Bulldogs had the best results in the 200-yard freestyle relay with Jacob Briggs, Devin McIntosh, Nathan Cooper and Steamboat Springs’ Brooks Birkinbine placing third with a season best of 1:48.44.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of March 27, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Weekend warriors: Craig wrestling teams rack up results at home, away

Bad Dogs Classic has huge turnout Saturday; middle school team qualifies 14 for state

All along the Western Slope, Craig and Moffat County athletes were busy doing amazing things Saturday, not only experiencing victory but also giving back to a former wrestling great.

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Moffat County track and field building speed, strength, character

The season began slowly for Moffat County High School track and field, but once athletes return from Spring Break, they’ll be kicking into high gear. As MCHS track moves into full competition, Bulldog runners, hurdlers, jumpers and throwers are prepped to amp up the speed and build up their distances to make a well-rounded year, which follows one of the best ever for the program.

Bad Dogs Wrestling to hit mat for home tourney: Craig Sports Briefs for March 24, 2017

The 10th annual Bad Dogs Wrestling Classic takes place Saturday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. With teams including hosting Bad Dogs, Moffat County Youth Wrestling and more from the region, the day will include three sessions, starting with grapplers 6 and younger at 8:30 a.m. Ages 7 to 10 begin at 10:30 a.m. and 11 to 14 at 12:30 p.m.

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Moffat County AAU girls basketball winds through Wyoming competition

7th-graders win Casper tournament; 8th-graders hold strong with tough opponents

Heading over the border paid off well for members of Moffat County AAU basketball. The seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams recently competed in the 27th annual Casper Youth Tournament Casper, Wyoming, among more than 100 teams and multiple age groups from Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, Utah and Nebraska.